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James Landblom

August 06, 1918 - March 10, 2011


5-6:00 P.M. Sunday, March 13 in the Mavis Whiting Chapel of Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

9-10:00 A.M. Monday, March 14 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

6:00 P.M. Sunday, March 13 in the Mavis Whiting Chapel of Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 14 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo.


Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

James Landblom

August 06, 1918 - March 10, 2011


James Herman Landblom, 92, of Fargo, ND died peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Bethany Retirement Center.

Jim was born on August 6, 1918 at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo to Herman L. and Georgina (Almquist) Landblom of Moorhead, MN.  The Landblom family were early settlers who homesteaded in the Maple Sheyenne area.  Jim graduated from Moorhead High School in 1937.  Jim and Joyce (Pfeifer) were married just before he left for Ft. Snelling, MN in August of 1941.  He became part of the 163rd Army Regiment serving the war effort in the Pacific Theatre in New Guinea.  He was discharged in 1945.  Jim and Joyce and their three children lived in Fargo where over the years he worked in sales at Reinland Brothers, Arvig Electric, Bilstead Appliances and Prudential Insurance.  He then began his cleaning service, Jamesco, which he operated until his retirement.

Jim and Joyce were charter members of Holy Spirit Church.  Jim was always dedicated to service to many area organizations and served on the boards of the ND State Historical Society where he enjoyed countless hours volunteering at Bonanzaville; Senior Kiwanis Club for which he wrapped Christmas presents annually and working at each pancake breakfast; and the Swedish Cultural Society of the Red River Valley assisting in so many ways, particularly fundraising, with the Scandinavian Festival.  He was the editor of the Silver Dollar Newsletter for many years. 

Jim is survived by his children, Rod (Susan), Dickinson, Jan (John) Nowatzki, Fargo, Dr. Jerome (Florence), Longmont, CO; grandchildren, Capt. Eric (Wendy), San Marcos, CA, Marc, Moab, UT, Michael and Ryan, Dickinson, ND, Sandra (Tom), Elizabethton, TN, Douglas, Argusville, ND, Sgt. Richard (Jenya), Ft. Campbell, KY, Nicolaus (Nicole), Temperence, MI, Zachary, Fargo, ND, Stephanie, Longmont, CO, Brian, Vail, CO, and Emily, St. Paul, MN; great-grandchildren, Joshua (Holly), Alex, Nathan, Tristan, Ian, Alexandra, Katya, and Noah; great-great-granddaughter, Zoey Ann; sister, Dorothy Donahue, Seattle, WA.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; parents; sister, Frances; brothers, Lloyd and Elmer.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Holy Spirit School Library, Swedish Cultural Society, Senior Kiwanis, or the Maple Sheyenne Church, West Fargo.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at Bethany Retirement Center.


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7 responses to “James Landblom”

  1. Sandra Burkhart says:

    Elizabethton TNHe will forever remain in my heart..Love you Grandpa Jim. I will miss you

  2. Cathy Rutten Schwinden says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Landblom Family,
    Morrie and I are saddened by your loss and send our prayers and condolences to you.

  3. Gary & Pat Mickelson says:

    Park Rapids MN

  4. Leo Collins says:

    Plymouth Mn. Dear Rod and Family, I remember your Dad well. He always was there to help with scout projects or to support our athletic teams. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    Sincerely, Leo Collins and Family

  5. Kay Phelan says:

    Jan and family, I am sorry to hear that
    your father passed away. I do remember
    all the family dinners at the farm in Langdon when your parents visited. May God be with you as you celebrate your father’s life.

  6. Judy Braaten says:

    My sympathy to families of Jim- I enjoyed knowing Jim and Joyce through Swedish Society including FM group trip to Sweden in 1990. Jim gave many hours of his time to promote Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival. May you find comfort in good memories and know that he reached out to many.

  7. kathy tehven says:

    Fargo ND
    Hello Landblom family, we are so sorry for your loss. Jim will be greatly missed by all. He was the greatest guy… Loved to visit with him. He is now in a wonderful place and you need to hang on to the wonderful memories you have. Love and prayers…. Doug and Kathy

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